Study shows corporate structure found in email

Hewlett-Packard scientists found a company’s power and communication structure may be as simple as examining patterns of e-mail exchanges.

“Because [Email] can be captured and stored, many scientists are eyeing e-mail as a tool to quantify exchanges that in the past have taken place in hallways or meetings. The researchers in this study said e-mail flow could provide a window into the communications structure of an organization.”